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Monday, July 23, 2012

It's Go Time Rousell!!

The mouse has arrived in England and it's now time for the Battle of the Painting Giants to begin!!! This is a battle so insane, so wacky that only one man dared participate in it.


That's right folks it's Ray from Don't Throw A One .  I've called him a git, a bloodless, souless heathen and I have even stated that I'd gnaw my own leg off before I'd spend an hour with him.  And that I think is why he's willing to take me on in this competition-revenge, plain and simple.

Now this is a no holds barred competition with no limits on creativity. Everything is fair game, including conversions and extreme basing.

The judging will take place on Friday August 3rd and voting will be open for a period of one week. So stay tuned people as I plan on using scare tactics and insults to undermine the confidence of my opponent. It could be the difference between winning and losing this thing for me!

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  1. I want to see the competition as a head-to-head painting match, in a cage, with the star trek fight theme playing!

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    1. Now why didn't I think of that Ferret. A cage match with insults and chair throwing would be just my type of thing. In my house we call it breakfast!!

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    2. Now there's an idea Fert! Da-da-da-dadadadada! The song from the the Gorn arena fight -or the gladiatorial combat between Spock and that other Vulcan dude.

      Mud!

      Let there be mud as well.

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    3. @Lead Legion I'm down for that and I'm willing to bet I look a damn sight better than Ray while covered in mud and wearing a bathing suit!!

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    4. Your probably right about the bathing suit, I hear they're a bit tight on the undercarriage??

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    5. That depends on how much you're carrying in your carriage Ray!

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  2. I like the idea of scare tactics and insults. That's how I've gotten to where I am in life...jobless gadabout.

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    1. You may not have a job Pickle, but you have your pride. Now if only you could eat pride you'd never have to work again!!

      Seriously though, best wishes on that job hunt.

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  3. Your going down girlie, like never before!!!!!!

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    1. You'll be eating your words after this is over Rousell!! I hope you like the taste of crow!!!!

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    2. I love it!!! especially when served on a bed of rocket, with a few spicy peppers and onions, and don't forget the Salad Cream, not that mayo shit!

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    3. One order of crow with a side of Mayo coming up!!!

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  4. Christ that's a really scary face. I don't think you can do any worse to him than that camera did sadly Anne but it's always worth a shot. Good luck too :)

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    1. I've got epic plans for this little mouse, epic plans. Now let's see if I can execute them.

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  5. Psst - I won't let on to Ray that you've bribed Fran to keep jostling Ray while he's painting ;)

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    1. That reminds me, I've got to check with Fran and see if the saltpeter I sent to him to put in Rousell's tea. With Ray unable to "perform" he'll crumble like a baby and victory will be mine!!!

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    2. Hhmm? I did wonder why Fran kept offering to make the tea last night???

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    3. You might want to hire a taste tester Ray!!

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  6. You can do it Anne, Girl Power the whole way.

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    1. Thank you for the vote of confidence. I will prevail!!!

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  7. Bah I'm blind. That was one big arse face on my screen hahahaha. You cheat? I never would have suspected such a thing, don't you want to win and be all nice and wholesome and never gloat? Pffft right! Either way the cat will enjoy the display.

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    1. All's fair in love and war Cat and this is war!! I am as always both a gracious winner and a gracious loser. But I am rarely wholesome as it's quite dull.

      We do so sincerely hope you are entertained Cat as that is the only real reason I blog. I blog for you Cat, only for you. Making you happy has become my life's work and I'll not rest until I see you spinning for joy and singing out loud about how happy you are. I care that much Cat, I care that much. I'm also full of shit.

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    2. hahaha yes you were clearly full of something. But maybe one day the cat will do a spin and sing just for you, then smack you in the face with a pringle can full of poo. That would be worth it.

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  8. I just imagined this whole post as being told on a boxing ring. It was pretty damn amusing. This is gonna be fun!

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    1. That's always the hope D4. That it be fun and give people a bit of a laugh in an otherwise dreary day.

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  9. You said no holds barred, but I'm pretty sure that mud wrestling does, indeed, require holds. Are you really sure that you want to climb into the mud with Ray? Although you are absolutely right, you will be stunning covered in mud in a bathing suit. I'm eager to see some extreme basing, I'll get you in touch with my friend Michael, king of extreme basing in my painting group.

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    1. Me and Ray wrestling in a mud pit. We could do that as a pay-per-view and use the money to buy more figures to paint!!

      I've got this elaborate base-setting planned out, but I'm not going to get specific as Ray would just steal my idea!!

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    2. I'm game!! For the mud wrestling, that is?

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    3. There's something I need to tell you before you say yes to that Ray. I used to tournament fight. Truly I did when I was in my early 20's and I only lost once. The rest of the time I got disqualified for excessive contact.

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  10. I can't wait to hear how this turns out!! It's always fun to watch some healthy competition between bloggers. I'll be rooting for you, girl!!

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    1. Thank you Jax. I need all the positive energy I can get right now!!!

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  11. Hmmm a duel this is, hard to pick a side now...... So paint and earn the vote!
    Good luch and may the best one win.
    (looks like a duel on Benno's forum)

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    1. All kidding aside, I'm in way over my head with this thing. I'm going to have to come up with something really stellar to beat Ray. At the very least I'll learn something and we'll all have a laugh watching this thing unfold!!

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    1. Hello Marco. I haven't seen you in a long time and was wondering what you'd been up to. I'll pop over for a visit now.

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  13. Your inherent talent is enough. Rely on it Anne! :)
    I can't choose a side yet as I like you both (for different reasons obviously)! :)

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    1. I'm relying on talent and blarney to carry the day for me Thanos!!

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  14. it will be a Great Duel!!
    honesty, I think that I will vote for the better (painting work!) in my opinion!
    no matter if you are a woman (even an irish one!) and Ray a man (even a nice one!)!
    Is this duel anonymous or each one will post his own figure?

    Good luck both of you and "Que le meilleur gagne!" as we say in France!

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    1. Ray had said we will just post them on my page although it would be nice if we could do it so that no one knew who'd painted which figure. The difficulty with hiding who is who would be in photography cues. I think though that individual styles will give it away anyhow. There are things Ray does that are distinctly his and there is no way I could mimic them. You'd know which was his right away.

      I do trust the community of gamers and painters to be impartial and vote for the figure they think is the best.

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    2. Both parties should agree to use the same plain colour background and a limit of pics..say two, one front and one back..then even if both are put on each others or the one blog it would make the voting more difficult for the none painting bloggers ;-D
      I think this is the first duel of it´s kind on blogger so Here´s to both of you..
      Cheers
      paul

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  15. Good luck to the both of you... may the better (wo)man win!

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    1. Thank you. I will do my best to paint Rousell into the ground!!

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    2. Hah!! No way girlie!! Its O'leary stompin' time!!

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    3. You and what army Rousell!!!

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  16. Fight, fight, fight, fight, well actual paint, paint, paint you get the picture. Well good there Anne as you know Ray is a formidable foe with the paintbrush but I cannot wait to see the results of both your creations.

    (You going to win as you have the Luck of the Irish)

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    1. I know he's a great painter and really I don't stand much of a chance, but the competition is fun. I may do this every year for my anniversary. Challenge a superior painter to a duel and watch everyone laugh while I get my arse kicked!!

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  17. you know that picture is bloody scary as a thumbnail but close up and personal like this? mwuaaaah.... thanks SO much for sharing ;-)

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    1. He is a handsome chap, really!!!

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    2. Can you imagine what the missus must go through every morning when she rolls over and sees this lying in bed next to her!!

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    3. Yeah I can: I'd just have to ask my own wife ;-)

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  18. BEST OF LUCK TO BOTH!!! (Although, you can have 10% more of my luck than him, Anne.)
    BTW, when I scrolled down to read the post, Ray's HUGE eyes popped out on the screen, and I pissed my pants while screaming, "HOLY JUMPIN' GOOFIN' SHITBALLS!"

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    1. Thank you kbud! It's going to take a huge amount of luck to beat him!!

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  19. Looks like the gauntlet you hit him with has brought out his true character...he loves pain. But don't let the grin fool you. This Rayonian painter has a humongous army of minis at his beck-and-call who are experts in applying very fine detail to their scale-size fellows.

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    1. I know he does and don't forget his cunning. He stockpiled all those figures for the Analogue paint challenge. He's skilled and he's wiley and I may be fecked!!

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  20. It's all on now !!! Lookimg forward to seeing how this painting project pans out.

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    1. I think it's going to be a hooot. I haven't even begun to paint and I'm already enjoying myself!!

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  21. Good luck in this one Anne, you might be up against the odds here but I think there's as good a chance as any that you might come up top, can't wait to see what you guys both have to offer.

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    1. Thank you Matthew. Ray's bound to do something I would never think of doing as he has so mujch experience. But this is going to push me to try new things that I wouldn't otherwise have done.

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  22. Let battle commence! The eagerly awaited contest is here, forget the olympics it is time for the O'Leary v Rousell paint off - I can't wait!

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    1. At least this hasn't resulted in higher taxes and traffic jams in London so it's a win-win. I wonder if we're going to have to check for painter's doping.

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  23. Now this is something worth watching. :) A Cinderella story, the beautiful challenger, come out of nowhere...Good luck, Anne.

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    1. I've never been called beautiful before, but thank you Joe, your kindness knows no bounds.

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    2. Thank you Joe! I can't believe the pair of them are finally letting me out to go to the ball. I toil on their behalf's so much with nary a thank you.

      @Ray he was talking to me you git!!

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  24. That's so much closer to Ray's face than I'd ever hoped to be. I have a pretty big monitor, so when I scrolled down it was like I was staring him right in the face.

    Can't wait to see things go down.

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    1. I imagine there will be payback for this. But I can handle it. I've been made fun of by better than Rousell!!

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    1. There would have been if the silly men hadn't voted for the mouse!!

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    2. Men, sheesh, worthless. xo

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    3. I'm holding on to my man card, I voted for the hot topless chick, but no everyone else decided to go with the cutesy little mouse. Although that might give Ray an advantage since he already paints those cutesy little 15mm miniatures!

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    4. You were one of the few men who voted for the nude Kris. I think Ray plans on whittling the mouse down to 15mm so he feels more at home with this figure!

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  26. Since I know nothing about painting, I love that you'll be using scare tactics and insults along the way too LOL

    This is going to be so much fun to watch!

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    1. As a member of the Alliance you know the value of these things. The sheer entertainment factor is worth the price of admission. Which is free!!

      Enjoy your vacation General Elsie!!

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    2. how on Earth are we going to put all the audience in the Shenanigans Pub? I've already received thousands of reservations!

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    3. Not only do I know the value, Anne, I know the trash talking will be outstanding! On his blog and yours! Vacation is rocking and rolling =)

      We are going to have to put a projector screen outside (luckily I have one within reach LOL)

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    4. We'll have no choice but to us the emergency amphitheatre for this event!

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  27. I kinda feel sorry for Ray, he really has no chance against the great allied painter Annzilla! None whatsoever....

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    1. He's quite doomed but yet he persists in thinking he can beat me. Why I think he must be related to the Arse Licking Cat!

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    2. I could get Kevin Dallimore to paint my figure and I'm still gonna get my butt thrashed, how can I compete with the O'Leary fanclub!!!

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    3. 'tis a wretched job, Raystone, you are so very much doomed :)

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    4. Yes Ray you are doomed.

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  28. If I were Ray, I'd be scared shitless!

    I never knew painting could be so intense! You and Ray should probably be in a cage and leashed because it looks like it's gonna get bloody! This event should be on pay-per-view!

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    1. It's a new sport. Cage-painting will be all the rage after this!!

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    2. I'm having my pet troll Guido get the dirt and the fireman's hose for this wacky event!!

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  29. I did comment last night Anne but I believe Ray deleted it, ride him to defeat like you stole him my cailin!

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    1. No he didn't Ann, he told me he couldn't be bothered!

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    2. Now Ray you know where I stand on this issue. The big Irishman can do no wrong in my eyes, even when he's done wrong!!

      Of course I'll kick the shite out of him Angry!

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  30. Wow. This smack down is all kinds of exciting. All kinds. You go girl!

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    1. I've got an absolutely wacky idea I want to float past you. It involves the kind of cunning only females who are loyal to Franonia are capable of. I'll send you an email and see if you're interested in plotting some mischief with me!!!

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    2. Come on...you KNOW I am in!!!!

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  31. I know nothing about painting on these figures, Anne but the blog post and comments are very entertaining to read. I like your spunk and sense of humor...pity the guys fighting against you...he..he...

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  32. ha...this should be fun...smiles....best wishes to you...paint your heart out...

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  33. The Battle of the Ages commences! Do what you must to win, but don't focus so much on messing with him that you have to paint your figure in one night!

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